Sisterhood and beyond: keeping up momentum on feminist change

9 March 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Streamed live online


Carmen Leon-Himmelstine @C_Himmelstine – Senior Research Fellow, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, ODI

Opening Remarks

Zainab Hawa Bangura @ZainabHawa – Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)


Erika Yamada @ErikaYamada – States and Projects Coordinator, Equidad de Género

Javiera Manzi @JavieraManzi – Sociologist and Researcher, Coordinadora Feminista 8M

Yara Hawari @yarahawari – Senior Policy Analyst, Al Shabaka


The last five years have been the backdrop to a global renewal of feminist movements. From Mexico, Chile and Argentina, to India and Taiwan, the urgency to mobilise for women’s rights and against violence has gained momentum. Female-led organisations are changing legislation and shaping public discourse on the structural influence of patriarchy, racism, and colonialism in their daily lives. Feminism has become a popular movement for many young women outside of the 'Global North'. These leaders are currently leading efforts to deconstruct relations of inequality and provide an alternative feminist future.

Ahead of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and as part of broader conversations towards delivering the sustainable development goals during this decade of transformation, we convene a conversation with activist leaders to understand the power of collective action. We hear from key voices that can help guide future strategies for all those working to realise a more equal world.

This webinar is the first in a three-part ODI series on empowering women on their journey from adolescent girls, to young feminists, through to future political and judicial leaders.